Swimsuit and swimtrunks
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Generally speaking, men's swimsuit styles include boardshorts, jammers, swim trunks, briefs , thongs, and g-strings, in order of decreasing lower body coverage. Women's swimsuits are generally one-piece, bikinis or thongs.
Most suits are made from spandex and provide little thermal protection, but they do protect the skin from stings and abrasion. Most competitive swimmers also wear special swimsuits including partial and full bodysuits, racerback styles, jammers and racing briefs to assist their glide through the water thus gaining a speed advantage.
Swimsuits are also worn for the purpose of body display in beauty pageants. Magazines like Sports Illustrated's annual "swimsuit issue" feature models and sports personalities in swimsuits.
The choice of garment depending on factors such as how much or how little sun protection the wearer desires, air and water temperatures, fashion trends, and modesty. Swimsuits can be skin-tight or loose fitting.
1. Two-piece: women's swimsuit with two parts, one covering the breasts, the other the groin and buttocks, leaving an uncovered area between the two. Bikinis are available in many stylistic variations. As one part of this types, The bikini is perhaps the most popular female beachwear around the globe, according to French fashion historian Olivier Saillard due to "the power of women, and not the power of fashion". As he explains, "The emancipation of swimwear has always been linked to the emancipation of women. So,if you have a good shape,bikini will be your excellent choice.
2. One-piece : Probably the most common form of one-piece swimsuit, tank suit is one kind of one-piece woman's swimsuit with shoulder straps.the tank suit form is inspiration for the subsequent creation of the tank top as a mainstream article of clothing. There is also another kind of one-piece swinsuit, that just like the tank suit, but the shoulder straps can be removed.This kind of suit can reduce the transparency of the breasts and buttocks and also make the leg looks more beautiful.
The shape of men’s swinsuit is similar with underwear, but the material is different.
1. Swim Briefs: also known as racing briefs, speedos, competition briefs, bathers, racer bathers. Swimwear in the same style as underwear briefs. Swim briefs are often made of a nylon and spandex composite, while some longer lasting suits are made from polyester. The style varies from a full seat to thong or g-string. Most swim briefs have a beige or white lining on the inside front made of a similar fabric.
2. Trunks: A loose mid-thigh swimwear, made of 100% polyester or 100% nylon fabric. They are like regular shorts, but features a polyester liner inside the shorts. Although trunks have been used as swimwear since the 1940s, their heyday was in 1990s when they were highly popularized thanks in part to TV shows. Today, they have been eclipsed by boardshorts. Despite this, they remain very common, particularly among older age groups.
3. Square leg suits: A swimwear style similar to swim briefs, but with a much more conservative cut.
4. Swim jammer: A type of men's swimwear worn primarily by competitive athletes, somewhat resembling cycling shorts or compression shorts.
5. Thongs: in the USA and Europe, men's thongs are now more widely available and accepted and are commonly worn as day-to-day underwear or swimwear. They are still not marketed as strongly to men as they are to women. Thongs for men are cut differently from thongs for women, often having a partial or full vertical seam at the front of the garment to create a contoured pouch which accommodates the male genitalia. This kind of swinsuit not only can reduce the resistance in swimming, but also make sun bath more convenient.